Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Fall 2015 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu

Printed version of fall 2015 schedule.



September 11

"News from Abroad: Reports from the Field"

Student Reports poster

September 18

Joseph Solodow, Yale University

“Livy XXI: Historical Aims and Methods”


September 25

Carlo Scardino, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

“From Athens to Rome and from Alexandria to Baghdad: A Comparison between Two Cultural Transfers”


October 2

Peter Magee, Bryn Mawr College

“When and How Was the Dromedary Camel Used for Overland Trade in the Ancient Near East?”


Peter Magee poster

October 23

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture

presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Daniel Potts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

“Recent Explorations in the Highlands of Southern Armenia”


October 30

Peter Agócs, University College London

“Pindar's Hyporchemes and the Problem of
Reconstructing Lost Genres”


November 6


Deborah Steiner, Columbia University

“Fabricating the Chorus: Weaving,Textile-Production and Choral Performances in the Early Greek Visual and Poetic Sources”

Steiner poster

November 13

The Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art is pleased to announce its Tenth Biennial Graduate Group Symposium, “Bright Lights, Big City: The Development and Influence of the Metropolis.” This student-run Symposium brings brings together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to present their research related to concepts of the Metropolis.

Visit the Symposium website for more details.


Keynote Information

Ellen Morris, Barnard College/Columbia University

"Psychogeography and the Ancient Metropolis"

Friday, November 13 at 4:30 pm in Carpenter Library B21




Graduate Group Sympoium

November 20

Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College

“An Eccentric Approach to Augustine of Hippo”

Conybeare poster

December 4


Luca Graverini, University of Siena

“How to Read a Novel: Curiosity and the Emotions in Apuleius”